55 days in Mexico Itinerary

55 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Puebla
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cancun
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Tulum
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
7
Bacalar
— 4 nights
Bus:  6 h
8
Palenque
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Guadalajara
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Auckland

4
nights
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia San Jose and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Maria Beach and Shark Diving. Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to Cabo Pulmo to see Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary maker.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Auckland to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Parroquia San Jose, Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Shark Diving
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Las Animas and Old Vallarta. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Isla Cuale. There's still lots to do: stop by El Centro, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at OPC Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip maker tool.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Las Animas, Swim with Dolphins
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

5
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Cantona Archaeological Ruins. Popular historic sites such as Puebla Cathedra and Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puebla: Volcan La Malinche (in Huamantla), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Tlaxcala (Santuario de las Luciernagas & Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Barrio del Artista, delve into the distant past at Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puebla trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October: highs in Puebla hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tlaxcala, San Pedro Cholula, Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl, Volcan La Malinche, Tonantzintla
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

5
nights
Cancun

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Tattooartefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Zona Arqueológica El Meco. Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Morelos (National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos & Shark Diving) and IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cancun day trip planner.

You can fly from Puebla to Cancun in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Puebla to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Puebla, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Zona Arqueológica El Meco, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos

5
nights
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Cozumel Pearl Farm will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Galo Art Studio. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at San Francisco Reef, stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yucab Reef.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Cozumel takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef

7
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and La Playa Xpuha. Head to Mixik and Art Gallery Miniaturefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Convent of San Bernardino of Siena (in Valladolid), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and explore the ancient world of Las Pinturas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tulum day trip website.

Drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, Cenote Santa Cruz, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Shark Diving
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maya Chan Beach and Dzibanche. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Kohunlich. Take a break from Bacalar with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Mahahual, about 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Diamonds International and delve into the distant past at Pyramid of the Masks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bacalar sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Tulum to Bacalar by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tulum in October, expect nights in Bacalar to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Bacalar

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Chetumal, Mahahual, Pyramid of the Masks, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil, Diamonds International
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil

4
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Get outdoors at Cascadas de Misol-Ha and Cascada de Roberto Barrios. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Tonina. When in Palenque, make a side trip to see Playas de Catazaja in Catazaja, approximately Catazaja away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo Domingo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Palenque trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Bacalar to Palenque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bacalar to Palenque. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tonina, Playas de Catazaja
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica. Popular historic sites such as Zocalo and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins (in Tula de Allende Municipality). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Polanco, see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Mina Cinco Senores. Head to Fabrica La Aurora and Mr Posterfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco), Temple of Carmen (in Celaya) and Queretaro City (Teatro de la Republica, Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Pena de Bernal, see the sky in a new way at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Concepcion.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende road trip app.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Santuario de Jesus Nazareno, Temple of Carmen, Pena de Bernal, Mina Cinco Senores
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Mina Cinco Senores ©
Mina Cinco Senores

4
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Get some cultural insight at Expiatory Temple and Panteon de Belen. Iglesia La Luz del Mundo and Aranzazu Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Guadalajara to go to Tequila and see La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chapala, and take a peaceful walk through Bosque de la Primavera.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Chapala, La Cata Tequila Tasting Room
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Bosque de la Primavera ©
Bosque de la Primavera
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas

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